Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Community Radio India Compendium 2016

Community Radio Compendium 2016 is available at :


(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad)

Online HF prediction tools, tailored for Utility DXing

Recently I bumped into the relaunched web pages of the highly esteemed HF Prediction pages of Space Weather Services from the Australian Bureau of Metereology : 

On their sub-page "Internet Tools" they offer some excellent tools for HF propagation prediction which seemed to be tailored just to the needs of us listeners.
I wrote a short PDF (7 pages, 22 illustrations) about that, giving some examples. This paper also deals with multipath propagation, degrading even strong digital signals plus FAX. Among the Aussies' web page you will find a set of tools under "Digital HF Prediction", dealing perfectly with just this challenge.

Link to donwload the PDF:

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Marconi Radio International to start regular weekly transmission

As from Wednesday, 4th May 2016 Marconi Radio International (MRI) will start a regular service according to the following schedule:

On Wednesdays, from 1800 to 1900 UTC, from 2000 to 2100 UTC, and from 2200 to 2300 UTC on 7690 kHz USB mode (alternative frequencies: 7700 and 7790 kHz).

The power is in the region of 100 watts. They have standardized transmissions & there are now only broadcasts 60 minutes long. The first half hour is always a DX programme in English (Italian Shortwave Panorama) followed by mailbag (or DX) show in Italian or non-stop music interspersed with announcements in English, Italian, German, Spanish and Catalan.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of broadcasts are welcome !
MRI QSL's 100%. Reception report to be sent to : marconiradiointernational@gmail.com - Please don't forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a printed QSL card.

(Marconi Radio International)

Monday, May 02, 2016

All India Radio adapts its strategy in new broadcasting landscape

During a session on Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) at RadioAsia,  Fayyaz Sheheryar the Director General of All India Radio said all PSB broadcasters are facing the question of how to make revenue within the public service model.

Full interview at :